Undergraduate Student Experience Coordinator
Postgraduate Student Centre
Business Practicum Coordinator:
Assistant Professor SzeKee Koh
At the UWA Business School, we encourage all our students to explore options of studying and working overseas. You can experience new cultures, collaborate with students from around the world and learn about international business – all while gaining credit towards your degree!
Do you want to gain credit towards your UWA degree while studying overseas? Would you like to take part in an international internship at the same time? Do you want to study overseas for a few weeks, or a semester, or a year?
Choose the best program for you:
If you are considering undertaking international study that will be credited towards your UWA degree, you may be are eligible to apply for different types of funding assistance. These include:
The UWA Student Exchange Program allows UWA students to spend one or two semesters studying at one of the University’s various partner institutions. In exchange, UWA hosts incoming students from our partner universities around the world. Students remain enrolled at UWA and continue to pay their tuition fees at UWA, but pay no tuition fees at the host university.
There are many associated benefits with an international study experience, including the opportunity to:
Check out the video of one of our fabulous exchange partners: Queen’s University, Canada!
“To think that you can tick off four units at a world-leading university, while travelling to over 40 cities in 145 different countries, while meeting 200 great mates from every country around the world and living in the most beautiful Scandinavian culture – you couldn’t want a single thing to go better!”
Fraser Hall, Copenhagen Business School Exchange, 2012
A range of programs are offered by our various partners and are available at different times of the year. All these programs are taught in English and participants from UWA are eligible to apply for a study abroad scholarship.
Some of our most popular programs are the ones offered in conjunction with the Perth USAsia Centre and the United States Studies Centre, Sydney.
The LA Placement Program is unlike anything that has been offered to our students before. Over the summer break, our senior undergraduate students will be able to combine study at one of the top US universities, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as put their leadership skills and business acumen into practice by undertaking an internship at a leading organisation. Placements have included: Cappello Capital, ROAR Asia Pacific, QANTAS, City of Santa Monica, Guggenheim Partners and Tourism Australia.
Another program offered in conjunction with the United States Studies Centre is the UCLA Study Abroad program. This program runs from July to August each year. It gives undergraduate students the opportunity to live and study at UCLA as well as immerse themselves in the US culture and events, adding an invaluable international dimension to their degree.
Other short-term international options for our students include (but are not limited to):
** Students interested in these programs will need to attend a one-on-one interview and meet minimum academic requirements. Please contact Tennille Trevaskis, Undergraduate Student Experience Coordinator for more information.
There are also a number of language majors that offer overseas study as optional units as well; these include German, Italian, Indonesian and French.
Note: All programs require approval from the Business School prior to students' participation.
“I really enjoyed the experience and have made lifelong friends and would definitely recommend it to others. The best experience of my life to date.”
Zoe Bodycoat, Burgundy School of Business program, 2013
MBA students can participate in the MGMT5618 International Study Program. This unit is offered as an elective by the UWA Business School and led by the Postgraduate and MBA Program Director. Destinations each year change depending on student demand, economic interest and industry participation. Previous locations have included China, India, Germany and the USA.
Postgraduate students have also participated in other partner university short-term programs like the NHH Graduate Summer Program (Natural Resource Management) or the range of programs at Deakin University.
For a full list of short-term options available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, click here!
Students who would like to study at a reputable institution which does not currently have a partnership agreement with UWA or offer a short-term program are able to apply directly to the external institution as a study abroad student. Students are required to cover their own expenses, and the choice of institution is subject to approval and should be discussed with a student advisor BEFORE you apply to the host institution or pay any fees.
Students have attended summer (UWA winter) sessions at places such as the London School of Economics and Harvard University.
These internships are open to undergraduate students (local and international) who are looking to add a unique work experience to their CV and enhance their degree studies.
Participants have completed internships in finance companies in London, marketing firms in China and human resources positions in Hong Kong!
Students can also undertake these internships as part of the requirement for the unit BUSBN3348 Business Practicum and gain credit towards their degree.
"My Absolute internship has been this crazy, unforgettable experience that I'm thankful every day I took on board."
Van Truong, Absolute Internship, 2013
Volunteer abroad and make a positive difference to a community in need. By volunteering overseas, you can gain cross-cultural competencies, learn teamwork skills, and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Find out more by contacting AIESEC UWA, a student-run organisation that are committed to ensuring that as many young people as possible develop their cross-cultural understanding and leadership skills through their range of exchange programs and on campus events and activities. Find out more about the AIESEC vision, you’ll be inspired.
“Going on exchange to Poland with AIESEC has given me the opportunity to explore new cultures first hand and gave me the chance to develop both my personal and professional skills.”
Dennis Jatamatama, AIESEC exchange, 2012
Note: This program will not give you credit towards your UWA degree.